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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Graduate student setter Lexis Akeo (1) celebrates a point during Friday night’s volleyball match against Coppin State in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt volleyball sweeps Coppin State in NCAA first-round

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023

No. 1 Pitt (26-4, 16-2 ACC) didn’t mess around in their first-round matchup against Coppin State (27-4, MEAC 13-1) as the Panthers made easy work of the Eagles in a sweep.   The Panthers looked...

Pitt volleyball coach Dan Fisher yells during Pitts game against BYU in the second round of the NCAA womens volleyball tournament in the Petersen Events Center on Dec. 3, 2022.

Preview | Pitt women’s volleyball hosts first round of NCAA tournament

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Postseason volleyball officially starts this weekend for No. 1 Pitt (25-4, ACC 16-2) as it faces Coppin State (27-4, MEAC 13-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. If Pitt takes care of business against Coppin State,...

Pitt’s Chinaza Ndee (5) prepares to hit the ball at a game against the University of Virginia at Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 29.

Pitt volleyball awarded a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor November 26, 2023

Pitt volleyball (25-4, 16-2 ACC) was awarded a No. 1 seed in the lower left region of the NCAA tournament. The ACC champions — along with Stanford, Wisconsin and Nebraska — can potentially host the...

Redshirt senior guard Nike Sibande (22) hangs off the net after dunking the ball during the Pitt mens basketball game against Syracuse Saturday night.

Sports Podcast | Men’s basketball season in review

By Brian Sherry, Jermaine Sykes, and Sinead McDevitt March 22, 2023
Now that the men’s basketball season has ended, Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes take a look back at the season and discuss what the future could look like.
Pittsburgh guard Jamarius Burton (11)a and Xavier forward Jack Nunge (24) reach for a loose ball during the first half of a second-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C.

Pitt basketball’s NCAA tournament run ends in second round with 84-73 loss

By Richie Smiechowski, Sports Editor March 19, 2023
On the brink of their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2009, No. 11 Pitt basketball’s NCAA tournament run came to a screeching halt at the hands of No. 3 Xavier’s impressive offensive showing.
North Carolinas Justin McKoy goes up during practice for the NCAA mens college basketball tournament in Philadelphia on Thursday, March 24.

National championship game features iconic programs vying to renewed history

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2022
The two teams playing for the national title are a couple of familiar faces — Kansas and North Carolina. While the two blue bloods have been on the national stage before, their paths to New Orleans this season have been vastly different.
Duke sophomore center Mark Williams (15) struggles for the ball with Wake Forest graduate student forward Dallas Walton (13) during a game on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Durham, North Carolina.

Staff Picks | Men’s basketball national championship

By The Pitt News Staff March 15, 2022
With the men’s NCAA basketball tournament set to begin in earnest on Thursday, The Pitt News sports staff predicts who will cut down the nets in New Orleans on April 4.
Pitt’s Leketor Member-Meneh, left, and teammate Serena Gray react following a semifinal loss to Nebraska in the NCAA womens college volleyball tournament Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

Pitt’s National Championship bid ends with loss to Nebraska in Final Four

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 17, 2021
Pitt volleyball’s longest NCAA Tournament run in program history ended with a 3-1 loss in the National Semifinal to Nebraska early Friday morning at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
Pitt first-year midfielder Guilherme Feitosa (7) and junior defender Raphaël Crivello (3) battle with Notre Dame junior midfielder Ethan O’Brien (7) for possession of the ball during Saturday evening’s game against the University of Notre Dame at Alumni Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Pitt felled by familiar opponent as Fighting Irish advance to College Cup semifinals

By Chris Cornejo, Staff Writer December 4, 2021
After a strong start to the NCAA tournament, No. 5-seeded Pitt men’s soccer fell yet again to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in penalty kicks. It was the team’s third straight loss to the Fighting Irish.
The court during Friday evening’s game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 3 Pitt volleyball sweeps UMBC, will play Penn State in second round rivalry game

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
No. 3 Pitt volleyball started slow but finished strong in an NCAA Tournament-opening sweep of UMBC. The Panthers’ win on Friday night set up a postseason rivalry match with Penn State on Saturday.
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